C minor Chord (Cm) & C minor 7th (Cm7) on Piano & Guitar

    A piano keyboard reference for the C minor chord, abbreviated as Cm or Cmin.

    The C minor triad consists of the notes C, E♭ and G. The 2 inversions to the C minor triad are E♭ G C and G C E♭.

    The C minor 7th chord, abbreviated as Cm7 or Cmin7, has the notes C, E♭, G and B♭. The 3 inversions to the C minor 7th chord are E♭ G B♭ C, G B♭ C E♭ and B♭ C E♭ G.

    The intervals of the C minor chord are the root (C) , minor third (E♭) and perfect fifth (G). With the C minor 7th chord, there's an additional minor seventh (B♭).

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the C minor and C minor7th chords in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    The C minor chord is a diatonic chord in the following keys:


    C minor Chord on Piano

    C minor chord

    notes: C E♭ G

    • C
    • E♭
    • G

    C minor 1st inversion

    notes: E♭ G C

    • E♭
    • G
    • C

    C minor 2nd inversion

    notes: G C E♭

    • G
    • C
    • E♭

    C minor 7th chord

    notes: C E♭ G B♭

    • C
    • E♭
    • G
    • B♭

    C minor 7th 1st inversion

    notes: E♭ G B♭ C

    • E♭
    • G
    • B♭
    • C

    C minor 7th 2nd inversion

    notes: G B♭ C E♭

    • G
    • B♭
    • C
    • E♭

    C minor 7th 3rd inversion

    notes: B♭ C E♭ G

    • B♭
    • C
    • E♭
    • G

    🎸 C minor Chord Guitar Diagrams

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the C minor chord and the C minor 7th chord, along with finger positions or note names.

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    C minor 7th Guitar Chords

    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    Piano Samples

    The piano samples used for this C minor chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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